Employment
​POSITION: Executive Director. 
DUTIES: The Executive Director will report to the Board of Directors (“Board”), and are responsible for the organization’s consistent achievement of its mission. They are responsible for implementation of policies as well as annual goals and objectives, financial, program, and administrative management of the organization. Guidance and direction is provided by the Board and its Executive Committee. Will serve as administrative manager of the organization and oversees all the functions of the office and the Visitors Center.

The Executive Director serves as a coordinator, advisor, and member advocate. This position will provides leadership in developing programs, events, organizational and financial plans with the Board, and carry out plans and policies authorized by the Board. Will be responsible for membership development and member relations. Will actively promote membership to all businesses. Meet with local business owners, become familiar with what the business offers, and educate them on the benefits of membership. Gain perspectives on the local business climate; take note of business owners concerns, ideas, and suggestions for improvement. Increase membership by retaining existing members and recruiting new members. Utilize the web site, internet and social media resources to promote membership. Develop and maintain a Member of the Month program. Maintain a “thank you” card program for every renewal, event hosts, and sponsors.

Will publicize the activities, programs and goals of the organization. Will create marketing materials as needed and/or requested by the Board of Directors. Design advertisements, write press releases, prepare and publish a monthly e-newsletter. Will maintain and help promote upcoming special events in and around Leadville and Lake County. Attend all special event committee meetings and facilitate planning, organization and implementation of sponsored events. Assure that all sponsored events have necessary insurance coverage and permits.

Establish and maintain working relationships and cooperative arrangements with community groups and organizations and serve as the liaison with such groups and organizations. Will ensure that the website is maintained and promptly updated as needed. Prepare fundraising and grant proposals as requested by the Board and Foundation.

Research fundraising and grant opportunities and present to the Board for review and approval. Oversee organization and maintenance of the filing system and existing data bases. Assist in creating new reports, spreadsheets, forms, and databases as needed or requested by the Board. Monitor income and expenditures. Ensure that adequate funds are available to permit the organization to carry out its work within the budget approved by the Board by developing and maintaining sound financial practices. Ensure accurate bookkeeping and timely preparation of member invoices and that sales tax and payroll taxes are paid and applicable reports are filed on time with the taxing agencies. Provide necessary information to the Treasurer for the monthly finance report. Prepare reports for Annual Membership and board meetings. Maintain the official records and documents, and ensure compliance with federal, state and local regulations. Ensure that the Board is kept fully informed on the condition of the organization and all important factors influencing it. Monitor and replenish office supplies and schedule appropriate equipment maintenance. Perform any other assignments or duties as deemed appropriate by the Board.

Manage the staff and ambassadors with respect to the process of greeting and assisting visitors and assign additional tasks as necessary for the effective operation of the office and Visitor Center. Recruit, train, and supervise volunteers and seasonal staff regarding the procedures and expectations of the organization, and maintain any necessary employment records. Collect appropriate data on all visitors to the Visitor Center and organize visitor center data into usable formats for marketing and other uses as needed. Provide current member list to Visitor Center staff and ambassadors to ensure familiarity with members. Organize and maintain information on members for display in the Visitor Center. Maintain tickler file for requesting additional brochures, rack cards, etc. Procure, organize and maintain information on current events in Lake County. Maintain an attractive display of merchandise for sale and maintain accurate record of sales. Maintain an inventory of maps and tourism materials for merchandising. Ensure phone calls and messages are promptly answered. Track number of visitor information requests. Ensure Visitor Center and office areas are cleaned and trash removed as needed. Promote recycling efforts both at the Visitor Center and in the community. 
 
SKILLS REQUIRED: Must have extensive knowledge of Microsoft Office products, i.e. Excel, Word, Office. 
 
OTHER REQUIREMENTS: Attainment of a bachelor’s degree or other equivalent degree in a related field and/or five years of increasingly responsible administrative and supervisory experience is required. The ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business information, financial reports, legal documents, procedures, or governmental regulations; ability to write reports, business correspondence, policy and procedure manuals; ability to communicate effectively in both written and oral form; and ability to effectively present information to the Board, membership, government agencies and the public and efficiently respond to questions from the same. Must have knowledge of community organization, fiscal and organizational management, contract administration and negotiation, principles and practices of marketing and public relations, and techniques of grant writing and administration. Ability to plan, direct and coordinate activities; work with commercial vendors, government agencies, community groups and other organizations as necessary; and exhibit independent judgment and discretion in the development, implementation and evaluation of plans, procedures and policies. Ability to remain proactive and show initiative in fulfilling the mission and goals of the organization and in developing action plans and resolving issues as they arise in consultation with the Board. Must be dependable, available and responsive to requests for information, issues and concerns as they arise while remaining conscientious, thorough, accurate, and reliable with respect to the operations and the needs of the members, Board and staff. 

WAGE: Annual salary is $30,000.00 per year. 

SHIFTS: This is a full time, year round, 40+ hours per week position. 

JOB SITE: Leadville, CO. 

BENEFITS: A benefit stipend to be discussed at interview. 

HOW TO APPLY: Log in to the Colorado Workforce Center at connectingcolorado.com. Interested candidates will submit application, resume and cover letter with three professional references.